By Ron Howells • 02 June 2021 • 19:18
Queen flies to Sandringham after being given the all clear for trip. image: Wikicommons
Brits will get an extra Bank Holiday in a four-day Platinum Jubilee bonanza to celebrate Queen’s 70 years on the throne.
Her Majesty, 95, will enjoy a four-day platinum jubilee bonanza to mark her 70th year on the throne, including a special celebration involving 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians, Buckingham Palace revealed today.
The Queen will also enjoy The Derby at Epsom Downs with members of the Royal Family, and later that day a live concert at Buckingham Palace involving ‘some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars.’
It is the first time in history that any British monarch has ever reached this historic milestone – the Palace today revealed that it will be celebrated in style.
The government had already hinted that Brits will be treated to a four-day weekend from June 2 to June 5, 2022 to mark the special occasion. The Palace today confirmed that the extra days off, which will “provide an opportunity for communities and people to come together and celebrate the historic milestone.”
The May Bank Holiday Weekend – which usually falls at the end of the month – will be moved to Thursday, June 2, for Her Majesty’s 70th year on the throne with the weekend being extended with an extra day off on Friday, June 3.
It was also revealed that workers could take advantage of a special loophole which means they will get NINE days off work in a row if they book just three days’ worth of holiday.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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